Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge list of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see more Brilliant Blogger posts or learn how to submit your link for an upcoming edition here.
This Week’s Topic: Kindle Publishing
With the announcement of the new Kindle Fire and the price drop on other Kindles, this e-reader is only going to continue to grow in popularity. While I don’t think it’s an iPad killer by any stretch of the imagination, since more and more consumers are purchasing Kindles, bloggers need to be aware of this platform when they self-publish. Today, some brilliant bloggers are talking about Kindle publishing and how this can effect your publishing plans in the future.
The list is small but mighty today! Don’t forget to add your own links in the comments!
Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:
A Radical New Way to Tap the Kindle Economy by Jonathan Fields and Sean Platt
This is like cheating because you’re getting two brilliant bloggers for the price of one! In this video, Jonathan talks to Sean about publishing fiction in a new way on Kindle by using an episodic model rather than a more traditional way of publishing. I seriously love this idea and might need to modify it to use for nonfiction. Check out the video on JonathanFields.com, then follow Jonathan and Sean on Twitter at @jonathanfields and @writerdad respectively.
Amanda Hocking and the 99-Cent Kindle Millionaires by Nathan Bransford
Of all the posts out there about Kindle publishing, I think this one is the best that I’ve seen that is essentially an explanation of the costs associated with publishing and why (or why not) there’s millions to be made on Kindle. It’s a really informative post that can definitely help you determine whether or not you should publish on Kindle and what your pricing should be, even if you’re going a more traditional publishing route. You can find Nathan on Twitter @NathanBransford.
How to Self-Publish on Amazon, Kindle and iBookStore by Dragos Roua
In this post, Dragos goes over everything you need to know as a self-publisher who wants to make their work available on e-readers. He talks about the difference between digital and print so you can make the best decision, along with the process you’ll need to follow to get your work up and going online. Dragos is on Twitter @dragosroua.
Even More Brilliant Advice:
- Amazon Kindle Numbers by Joe Konrath (@jakonrath)
- HOW TO: Publish Your Blog on the Amazon Kindle by Ben Parr (@benparr)
- How To Publish Your Book On Kindle And iPad by Gary Smailes (@BubbleCow)
- Instant Gratification: Books Meet Kindle Publishing by Joel Friedlander (@jfbookman)
- Kindle Publishing Strategies – The Short Story Test by H.E. Roulo (@hroulo)
- Publish your Blog on Amazon Kindle by Brankica (@liveurlove)
- Publishing On Kindle For Profit by Pawel Reszka (@pawelreszka)
- Publishing on the Kindle: Top Tip by Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn)
- Review: My Amazon Kindle Single Publishing Experience by Larry Dignan (@ldignan)
- Who Wants To Be A (Kindle) Millionaire? by Kiri Blakeley (@KiriBlakeley)
Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about publishing on Kindle? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link!
Next Week’s Topic: Interviews
I’d love to include a link to your post next week – and if you head to the Brilliant Bloggers Schedule, you can see even more upcoming posts. We all have something to learn from one another, so please don’t be shy! Head to the schedule today to learn how to submit your post so I won’t miss it.